Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to take their own path, learn, and grow. With more than 12,700 students from across Georgia, 34 other states and 64 countries, 95+ undergraduate programs and concentrations, and 35 master’s, specialist, and doctoral degree programs, we’ve come a long way since then. Today, we’re a regional powerhouse making a $626 million local economic impact.
With locations in Carrollton, Douglasville, and Newnan, Georgia, we take pride in making a difference in the lives of our students, our neighbors, and the world. In essence, UWG provides a safe, quality and affordable college experience that transforms lives. Amazing things happen when you Go West!
The university is organized into our College of Art, Culture, and Scientific Inquiry; College of Education; Richards College of Business; University College; School of Communication, Film, and Media; Tanner Health System School of Nursing; Honors College; Graduate School; UWG Newnan; and our UWG Douglasville Center.
Department Information

The School of Communication, Film, and Media (SCFM) at the University of West Georgia is a recipient of the University System of Georgia’s Regents’ Award for Teaching Excellence and is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). We are committed to invested teaching, experiential learning opportunities, and connectedness between students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our award-winning faculty are a diverse group of communication, film, and media professionals and scholars whose primary mission is to provide students with the best educational experience while preparing them to succeed in the field.
SCFM is home to a Nexus degree in Film & Television Production, bachelor of science degrees in Film & Video Production and Mass Communications, and a new master of science degree in Digital and Social Media Communication. Mass Communications majors may choose from one of four concentrations: 1) Digital Media & Entertainment, 2) Film & Video Production, 3)Journalism, and 4) Public Relations, and all students have access to four cutting-edge experiential learning labs, which include bluestone Public Relations Firm, The West Georgian, WOLF Radio, and WUTV. Additionally, the School is seeking to expand its experiential learning opportunities and career-readiness training by establishing a media production studio, SCFM Productions, that will produce content for internal and external clients. Located less than an hour west of Atlanta, a top-10 U.S. media market, the School partners with a mix of professionals to offer networking, professional development, and internship opportunities.
Job Summary

The School of Communication, Film and Media at the University of West Georgia invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Film & Video Production to begin August 1, 2022.
This tenure-track position will encompass the normal duties of a full-time faculty member: 1) 12 credit-hour teaching load per semester, with one course per semester reassigned for research/scholarship/creative activity, 2) professional growth and development, and 3) service commensurate with rank.
Responsibilities

The successful candidate should be able to teach fundamentals and advanced film & video production, and at least two intermediate skills courses (e.g. digital cinematography, sound design, post-production, producing, directing, documentary). The ability to teach Film & Culture and Short-Form Screenwriting & Analysis is a plus. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to teach core courses as well as courses that support other concentrations, e.g., digital social media, diversity and mass media, introduction to mass communications, media ethics, photojournalism, and special topics.
Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
•       The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) in the discipline, e.g., film, radio/television/digital communication, mass communication, or a closely related field
Experience Requirements
•       Dedication to excellence in film education as evidenced by successful college-level teaching, including as a teaching assistant
•       Demonstration of a relevant, ongoing professional or creative research agenda
Preferred Qualifications

•       Strong commitment to the collaborative process within our school, as well as with other academic programs and/or the community.
•       Ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, including experience with inclusive pedagogies, scholarship relating to under-represented communities and social justice, and/or related service work.
•       Expertise with Adobe Creative Cloud (e.g., Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition) and other related software.
•       Experience teaching hybrid and fully online courses.
Proposed Salary

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications
Required Documents to Attach

•       Letter of Application
•       Curriculum Vitae
•       Digital Portfolio or Link to a Portfolio Website
•       Contact Information for Three References
Compile application documents into a single PDF. Only complete applications will be considered.
UWG embraces diversity and inclusion, recognizing the valuable contributions of each member of our faculty, staff, and student body. Therefore, applicants should describe in their letter of application how their teaching contributes to diverse communities
Apply Before Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for best consideration, please submit your materials by April 1, 2022
Contact Information

Questions may be addressed to Deon Kay, Associate Dean and Film & Video Production Head, dkay@westga.edu
Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of West Georgia, as determined by the University of West Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.
Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia’s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.
Other Information

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It is always the policy of the University of West Georgia Police Department to provide to the public an annual campus security report and comply with the federal law known as the Clery Act.
Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position; the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) requires official transcripts upon official appointment.